I've slowly managed to put together a simple object that works as an add-on for slabs. Now I'm stumped on how to continue. What I would like to do is calculate stuff based on my object, and use these calculations in schedules or lists. For example I would like to calculate the area and volume, and from those values calculate an average number of apartments and so forth.
Do you have any suggestions on how to do this?
Link to object (made in Archicad 25): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1H1zIMQw84KaneYf5NkKRK1HkpV9ZGD5M/view?usp=sharing
It's never too late. I've been on the fence whether to get Grasshopper (or recommend the office to get it), but I've downloaded a trial now, so we'll se how it goes. Any clues on how to work it out in Grasshopper, or will it be self-explanatory once I start to get in to it?
No, but your original case description sounded like it could use a paremetric approach and from what I've seen on youtube clips in the past, you can basically let grasshopper create Archicad 3D elements for you.
You might even be able to drive creation of existing buildings by combining GIS data and government vector data for site plans.
Especially the combining of GIS data and the local vector data with Grasshopper could cut our work time a lot! Will try it out when I get the chance!
However, for what I'm doing now I think a simple Archicad object should be enough, and working with Grasshopper might be to complicated for these types of early stages if it's to be implemented at the office.
So, I have two more open questions:
1. How do I use the Properties Script to get
a. The area of either my object or the slab upon which it is based?
b. The total volume of it?
I figure it's maybe using REQUEST or built-in properties, but I can't figure out how to use them properly?
2. How would you go about to create setbacks on this type of building object?
In case you are looking for some more information, here is a presentation from Enzyme https://geospatialworldforum.org/speaker/presentions2019/Connecting-GIS-BIM-Workflow-Case-Studies-Eu...
If you browse to slide 19 or so onwards you get a good introduction to how they use GIS data and grashopper to create 3D site models.